Staff working in informatics are involved in the practice of information processing, and the engineering of information systems. They use areas of computer science, including software tools, to generate useful biological knowledge by manipulating ‘big data’. Big data refers to the vast quantities of data too large or complex for traditional technology to make sense of.
Informatics in healthcare science is broken down into three unique areas:
- Bioinformatics Genomics
- Bioinformatics Health Informatics
- Bioinformatics Physical Science